“Those who know me well may know me by the nickname ‘Waffles’, which suffices to say, I’m a big fan. The crisp crust, fluffy center, and perfectly engineered syrup-collecting pockets always remind me of lazy weekend mornings and the promise of a day filled with comfort.” – Matt Berzins
If you know Matt, you know he has a passion for more than just property tax certificates. One of those is a never-ending quest for new and delicious waffles. Join him as he brings recipes from the tried & true to the bold & new straight to your feed, and hopefully to your table each month!
Nobody knows Texas like United Tax, and one of the things that Texas does best is pecans! Pecans got their name from a Native American word that was used to describe nuts that needed a stone to crack open. A uniquely American crop, over 80% of the world pecan supply comes from the US, a large portion from right here in Texas! This recipe pulls all the unique flavor of the pecan and blends it perfectly with a nice fluffy waffle. To add an extra dash of flavor, I added cinnamon to really compliment the nutty flavor. Nothing goes better with these waffles than another American favorite, Vermont maple syrup!
This recipe is a bit more involved than usual. By separating the eggs, you can get a very fluffy waffle and avoid a dense center overstuffed with pecans. The extra effort is well worth the reward!
2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
½ teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 Eggs, separated
½ Cup Melted Butter
¼ Cup Brown Sugar
1 ½ Cups Milk
1 Cup Finely chopped pecans
These waffles get 9/10 on the patented Wafflometer®, and pair perfectly with a cup of coffee and a tax cert bring to date right before February 1st! The crust is a wonderful crisp texture and the pecans bring a wonderful buttery undertone to accent your maple syrup. The cinnamon really adds a nice aroma and taste, preventing these from being too one dimensional. These are particularly delicious with maple syrup or with just some fresh whipped cream.